Virus Relief Taskforce Grants Over $1 Million to Local Nonprofits

Taskforce Thanks Community for Virus Relief Fund Donations, Requests Additional Support

Greensboro, NC (April 10, 2020) –Over the past two weeks, The Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce has granted over $1 million to 40 local nonprofits helping thousands of individuals and families impacted by the Coronavirus. The taskforce would like to raise an additional $2 million to continue rapidly supporting community members during the pandemic. 

This week, $542,857 was granted to 24 local nonprofits and last week $457,356 was granted to 16 nonprofits.

The funds were allocated from the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund which was established by United Way of Greater Greensboro, City of Greensboro and Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.

The Taskforce is co-chaired by Larry Davis, Assistant City Manager, and Frank McCain, Vice President, Community Impact and Investment, United Way and comprised of leaders from Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Guilford County and leaders representing six priority areas.

To date, the community has donated over $1 million to the fund, and members of the Taskforce are urging the community to continue to give. To make a donation to the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund, click here, or text the word “Virus” to 40403.

The Taskforce is accepting funding requests from 501 (c)(3) organizations helping people impacted by the Coronavirus. For more on funding requirements and how to apply, click here.

“Reaching the $1 million giving level in such a short period of time speaks volumes about the caring capacity of this community,” said Assistant City Manager Larry Davis. 

“United Way has always and will always be here to bring resources together to meet the needs of people. This taskforce is working to ensure Greensboro has a resilient future. We ask residents to stay safe. We thank everyone for volunteering, showing compassion and giving to a good cause. The future is brighter when we LIVE UNITED,” said Michelle Gethers-Clark, President and CEO, United Way of Greater Greensboro.

“The resilience of our community’s nonprofits is clearly demonstrated in the brave and caring ways they are adapting to our new reality,” said Tara McKenzie Sandercock, Senior Vice-President, Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.

The latest round of funding was granted to the following nonprofits to address the following priority areas:

Business Disruptions

Business Disruptions

  • Seawell’s Creative Daycare: $6,500
  • Magnolia House Foundation: $14,100
  • The Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship: $28,000
  • Freedom House: $36,000
  • Piedmont Business Capital: $85,195


  • Greensboro Children’s Museum: $15,960
  • 1-2-1 Mentoring: $8,000
  • Guilford Education Alliance Laptops for Student Initiative: $100,000


  • Greensboro Mutual Aid Fund (YWCA Greensboro fiscal agent): $52,163
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont: $3,250
  • Siembra NC: $39,484

Food Insecurities

  • Wells Memorial Church of God In Christ: $5,000
  • Triad Health Project: $17,500
  • Peace of HOPE Foundation: $12,813
  • Neighborhood Markets: $15,754
  • Out of the Garden Project: $26,600
  • Lutheran Church of Our Father: $750
  • Family Support Network of Central Carolina: $2,650

Housing Vulnerabilities

  • UNC Greensboro Center for New North Carolinians & Center for Housing & Community Studies: $37,344

Healthcare Access

  • Wheels 4 Hope: $1,750
  • Kellin Foundation: $16,590
  • Mental Health Greensboro: $8,000
  • Mustard Seed Community Health: $4,615
  • Family Service of the Piedmont: $4,800

Special Thank You

The Taskforce is extremely grateful for all gifts and would like to acknowledge the following corporations and individuals for their generous support.

  • United Way of Greater Greensboro Emergency Reserve Fund: $500,000
  • Community Foundation Greater Greensboro Emergency Response Fund: $185,475
  • Truist Foundation: $120,000
  • Bank of America: $100,000
  • ITG Brands: $50,000
  • Louis DeJoy and Aldona Wos Family Foundation: $50,000
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers: $30,000
  • Wells Fargo: $30,000
  • Charlotte Hornets Foundation: $25,000
  • Columbia Foundation: $15,000
  • Syngenta: $15,000
  • Barbara Cone: $10,000
  • Rene and Tom Cone: $10,000
  • Kathy Manning and Randall Kaplan: $10,000
  • Morrisette Paper Company: $10,000
  • Glaser Family: $10,000
  • Weaver Foundation: $5,750
  • Summit Rotary Foundation: $5,000

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